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Cash awards available for research or essays on the uses and abuses of biology

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From The Uses and Abuses of Biology Grants Programme, organised by The Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, and funded by a generous grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation:

… now accepting applications for a single round of funding. Qualified academics from any university in the world are invited to apply. In addition, essay prizes on the same theme will be awarded annually over a two-year period.

Preliminary application form deadline October 31, 2011

The aim of the interdisciplinary Programme is to investigate contemporary non-scientific uses and abuses of biological thought (beneficial, benign or negative) in the domains of philosophy, the social sciences, the media, religion and politics. Collaborative projects between those engaged in the biological sciences and investigators from other disciplines are particularly welcomed.

Grants programme here .

The Essay Competitions are open to undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral students or recent graduates aged 30 or younger. Up to three prizes for first, second and third place, worth £1000, £500 and £250, respectively, will be awarded each year. The first competiton deadline is 1st September, 2012. See